NSFW: The Top Eleventeen Reasons to Hate Cannabis List Articles

NSFW: The Top Eleventeen Reasons to Hate Cannabis List Articles

The trendy journalistic habit of trying to reduce complex and nuanced arguments into a handful of McNuggets creates the kind of oversimplified, alarmist thinking that will leave planet earth engulfed in flames. I guess a listicle goes down easy, like a Popsicle, but has the comparable potential for creating nausea and diabetic coma. Yes, lists(…)

Prohibition is Scaring and Scarring the Shit Out of Me!

Prohibition is Scaring and Scarring the Shit Out of Me!

Trigger Warning: This article discusses suicide, theft/home invasion and law enforcement dehumanizing a deceased person. The violence due to the prohibition of marijuana has seriously affected my life. In its entirety I have encountered domestic violence, imprisonment due to drugs, imprisonment due to my belief system, gun violence, robbery, dismissal, rejection, unemployment, and now avoidable(…)

Seized Marijuana Grow Lights Given to Soccer Team in UK

Seized Marijuana Grow Lights Given to Soccer Team in UK

It’s a truly British story: the local law enforcement agency in Greater Manchester gifted a massive commercial grow light seized from a cannabis cultivation operation to the local soccer team. The Rochdale AFC (Rochdale Association Football Club), which is located in Great Britain, is now using a grow light that would have probably gathered dust(…)

Moms, Menopause, and Marijuana?

Moms, Menopause, and Marijuana?

I have an amazing mom. She’s kind, unique, and without trying to sell some iconoclastic image she’s completely unafraid to be her self. She let her hair go white in her 40s and stopped wearing make-up in the 80s. She also gave me the movie Reefer Madness as a gift when I started college, giggling(…)

Students for Sensible Drug Policy National Conference Recap for Ladybud Magazine

Students for Sensible Drug Policy National Conference Recap for Ladybud Magazine

More than 400 student activists, alumni, and supporters convened in Washington, D.C. the last weekend of September for the Students for Sensible Drug Policy 2014 Conference and Lobby Day. The conference featured educational breakout sessions hosted by panels of well-known experts in the drug policy reform, harm reduction, and cannabis industries. An on-site Job Fair(…)

Colorado Health Department Suggests Edibles Ban to State Regulators

Colorado Health Department Suggests Edibles Ban to State Regulators

Cannabis aficionados and marijuana business people in Colorado are often thought of as having won the battle by those not in the state. The truth is far less black and white. There is still opposition to cannabis legalization and strong support for re-introducing prohibition policies in some circles. In short, the political atmosphere in Colorado(…)

Cannabis Doesn’t Cure Breast Cancer…Yet

Cannabis Doesn’t Cure Breast Cancer…Yet

As Pinktober draws to a close, I realize that I haven’t yet written the article I promised for October 1. I got waylaid because despite the fact that I was pronounced “cancer free” more than 3 years ago, my personal time is still being taken up with breast cancer shit. “It’s all over now,” gushed(…)

Congrats to Philadelphia! Today Decriminalization Takes Effect

Congrats to Philadelphia! Today Decriminalization Takes Effect

It’s official: cannabis possession (in small amounts) is now decriminalized within the city limits of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There are no longer criminal penalties attached to simple marijuana possession if the individual is carrying 30 grams or less. Instead, those violating cannabis prohibition will simply receive a civil infraction citation (commonly known as a ticket). What(…)

Tired of Reading About it? Watch it: “Marijuana in Oregon: Measure 91 (Part I)”

Tired of Reading About it? Watch it: “Marijuana in Oregon: Measure 91 (Part I)”

November is practically upon us and Measure 91 is set to potentially legalize adult recreational use in Oregon. Producer Nic Adenau and co-producer/host Shanti Mooney took the time to create an informative documentary on Measure 91 that won’t put you to sleep entitled Marijuana in Oregon: Measure 91. Part II of IV was just released;(…)

Job Security vs. Personal Freedoms: An Analysis of Priorities

Job Security vs. Personal Freedoms: An Analysis of Priorities

Trigger Warning: This article discusses a police raid. I’ve been living my life inside a confirmation bias bubble for a few years now. The bubble has meandered a bit as I educated myself with the help of my hunni, my like-minded online community and Mr. Google. But for the most part, because of my own(…)